Monday, August 27, 2018

Sewing what I want!

You know I love Harry Potter...

Well, right now I haven't got a deadline to meet, so I'm making a few more Harry Potter blocks from Fandom In Stitches.  I like making them. Lately it seems I'm having trouble picking colors. I'm making the castle right now

 Only 2 more seams to sew.  Below, see what I mean about choosing fabrics?  I like the rocks, but it seems more like  a fabric for Hagrid's cottage. I love the sky I chose, magical. With the roof color it seems kind of dark, (it is night time).  I might have to retry this pattern with other colors.  What do you think?
It isn't the easiest pattern.  Making Hagrid's cottage next. Stop by and see.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Next I made the "Robes" pattern from Harry Potter.

(Paper piecing always brings me out of a funk.)

It's an easy pattern.

Happy Monday.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Here's the Slug Finish

As promised

I usually like to make the subject of the paper pieced pattern a richer color than the background. You can hardly see his antennae. Maybe I should make this block again... I wanted the slug to be yellow like the Banana Slug encountered by my kids when they were at Bible Camp in the 80s in the Santa Cruz  mountains in CA.
The pattern is at Fandom In Stitches or at Eat Slugs in case you want to make one.  LOL
Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Guess What

This giveaway contest is finished. (8-15-18) Ann won with the answer of a "slug".  Thanks for playing.

I goofed up and forgot to have a giveaway for my 600th post.  Now I'm at 605 and I remembered...
So I'm going to award these 5 witches

 to the one who can identify this block (below) that  I'm paper piecing.

Hint: These are the only pieces, and they are individually complete.  I will sew them together and show them once someone guesses correctly.

Good Luck

Friday, August 10, 2018

Our 50th

Can you believe it... We've been married 50 years.  OMG

Love ya, Honey.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Three Flags for Sue

Here's what I've been doing these past few weeks. They aren't difficult, I just work slowly, and I had to repair some mistakes.

They will be made into quilts by Alycia  at Alycia Quilts, to celebrate Sue's life of  making quilts for Quilts of Valor.  Check it out, you have until Sept. 1. I made three for my three kids.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

On Assignment for my Sister

Bet you thought I fell in the well...LOL
Well, I'm back. 

My sis took me to lunch yesterday and we laughed like crazy - you gotta laugh about some things or you'd cry... we are old enough to know this bit of wisdom. When she got home she asked about a piece of fabric she thought she might have given to me.   I looked, Kid, but I didn't find it..  This is the closest I came, and  it is only about a fat  quarter in size.

But I thank you for giving me the reason to fondle my two boxes of multicolored fabrics - I found so many beautiful pieces that I haven't used yet. Besides fabric there was a good fabric scissors and another rotary cutter I couldn't find.  Here are some pictures.

Some  of the witches I made for Halloween cards years ago.

My special pull of fabrics for Harry Potter blocks.  I haven't made any lately, but I think I'll get back into that. There are lots of new patterns I haven't tried yet.  The 5 or 6 on the right are for Hagrid's Hut, and the yellow dotted ones in the center are saved for Butter beer. The rest just look magical to me.  So happy to have found these.

Above and below are fabrics purchased for clothing, as yet not used.

Another piece for a blouse (now that is an old fashioned word) or top. Fairies and butterflies!
Below my favorite pin cushion that never had a pin in it.

So I'm hoping this cures my quilter's block. I found lots of fabric that needs using, and it sure cheered me right up. 

Love to you all and especially you, Barb.  (I think you just tricked me into fondling all that fabric. Thank you again.)